Commencement at KVCC is a treasured tradition. There are key distinctions between graduation and commencement.
Graduation is the process of completing program requirements as indicated by the course audit and by settling all financial obligations to the college. Once final grades are posted, your record will be evaluated and your diploma will be sent to you via mail to your address on file. The process of auditing all students for graduation takes an average of 6-8 weeks from the end of the semester.
Commencement on the other hand, refers to the spring ceremony, officiated by the President of Kennebec Valley Community College, to celebrate the importance of your academic accomplishments. It is also a time for Kennebec Valley Community College, the Maine Community College System board of Trustees, the Maine Community College System President, administrators and faculty to acknowledge the exceptional efforts you have shown in earning your certificate or degree.
This section of the KVCC website provides a thorough breakdown of everything you need as a graduate to prepare for both graduation and commencement. To begin the process, all those wanting to graduate, must complete the graduation application found here.